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They also offer ancillary products.
  additional — especially furnishing additional support
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  • They also offer ancillary products.
  • The contract specified that they would provide the computer and all ancillary software and services.
  • He was concerned about the ancillary pump.
  • At that university, there is an Ancillary Services Department that includes units to help students maintain their physical, social, emotional and spiritual health.

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  • I have often wondered what might have dwelt in Professor Bieganski’s thoughts had he lived to know that the fate of his daughter but especially his grandchildren was ancillary to, yet inextricably bound up with, the accomplishment of the dream he shared with his National Socialist idols: the liquidation of the Jews.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • At that time, direct revenues will exceed ten billion dollars a year, and merchandising, television, and ancillary rights should double that.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • The hum level in the room suddenly increased as several ancillary bass driver units, mounted in sedately carved and varnished cabinet speakers around the room, cut in to give Deep Thought’s voice a little more power.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • This was an ancillary benefit he’d hoped for from the project.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Farmer had other, ancillary worries.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • He’d done a tricky repair job on some ancillary reactor equipment two weeks earlier than estimated with a little creative effort and some back-channel procurement of spare parts.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October

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  • The diplomat’s decision to speak to the CIA man in the busy, white-walled hallway was predicated on the fact that it was busy — nurses and ancillaries, doctors and specialists, roamed the halls conferring and answering phones that seemed to ring continuously.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • — Such comparatively trivial matters as the remaining details of the credo, the techniques of worship, and devices of episcopal organization (which have so absorbed the interest of Occidental theologians that they are today seriously discussed as the principal questions of religion), are merely pedantic snares, unless kept ancillary to the major teaching.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I ENTERED HIS HOUSE using my penknife and the sort of ancillary surgical skills only a B. C. Gandhi can teach you.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • It was while she and Metzger were waiting for ancillary letters to be granted representatives in Arizona, Texas, New York and Florida, where Inverarity had developed real estate, and in Delaware, where he’d been incorporated.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • Although I did not deal with Bilbo at any great length, I learned from my ancillary research (and rather to my surprise, given the truly despicable public image he projected in the 1940s) that he, too, fitted into this classically paradoxical mold; Bilbo in much the same way as the others had commenced with enlightened principles, and indeed like the others, I discovered, had as a public servant produced reforms and contributions that had greatly advanced the common weal.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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